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forebody

[′fȯr‚bäd·ē]
(naval architecture)
The part of a ship's hull in front of the amidships.

forebody

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The front portion of an aerial vehicle. The rear portion is called the aft-body. See also afterbody.
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Lastly, the dynamic pressure ratio determined using Equation (5) and the increase in the coefficient of forebody drag [DELTA][C.
By drawing on the merits of the existing airplane configuration design philosophy, a novel forebody design methodology which by rotating and assembling two waverider-based surfaces is firstly introduced, and a body-wing-blending configuration with double flanking air inlets layout is also presented.
It differs, however, in that the gonads are not situated in the hindbody and the holdfast organ is not situated immediately posterior to the end of the forebody.
In order to model more effectively the flow past the forebody, a nonlinear potential flow solver will be implemented.
Before reaching the intercept its Ka-band seeker acquires the target, selects the optimal aim point and terminal guidance is initiated: attitude control motors located in the missile forebody are activated to refine the missile's trajectory.
The upper portion of the SDC, which contains the drilling platform and crew accommodations, is the converted forebody of a supertanker reinforced with 1 m thick concrete and extra steel supports.
A full vehicle forebody inlet and nozzle aimed to replicate the intended test vehicle for the engines, the X-51A, designed by Boeing.
Forebody (distance from anterior end of body to anterior edge of ventral sucker) 127 (120-135).
The forebody and angles on the lower ram are designed to get the flow to the right speed for the engine to function.
Once standing, the cobra's entire forebody sways in imitation of the motion of the bheen, giving the appearance of dancing.
They are there because, at high angles of attack, vortices will form somewhere along an airplane's forebody, gathering strength as they develop towards the tail.
The aircraft forebody was to serve as part of the inlet, with the bow shock providing initial compression of the airflow.